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Cost of infant immunizations in France?

Posted by gofrance - Created: 16 years ago
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Posted by gofrance - 16 years ago

Oh, that is good to know. I thought there was a round of shots done at 1 year. I certainly don't want to neglect her vaccinations.And I can't believe how cheap a doctor's visit is there!! Shocking in comparison to the states.

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Posted by yjme-181229 - 16 years ago


For your information:

I believe your baby would have had her first three injections at 2, 3 and four months ( DTCP - Diptheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough and Polio). The 'rappel' is a year after the last injection, so  1 year 4 months would be the age for her next jab.  It will cost you the doctor's appointment to get the prescription for the jab itself which is not expensive, (just had myself done that's how I know)then the appointment to do it. Standard doctor's appointments are about 20 euros. If you go to a paedriatician, you'll pay specialist charges which are higher, up to 50euros maximum (but normal doctors are just as competent with babies, have no fears).

For the other vaccinations, notably the ROR (MMR), which is NOT obligatory, it is from age 1, so if you do it later it won't matter. The BCG, which IS obligatory in France has to be done before your baby is put into collective care, or goes to maternelle school at age three onwards - so again you have largely the time to do all this. You can wait until you on the SS, no problem.

Hope this helps?